A man accused of killing a Perth teenager with a metal pole has now also been charged in an alleged attack on the boy’s friend.
Aboriginal schoolboy Cassius Turvey, 15, and his friends had just got off the bus and were walking down Patterson Drive in Middle Swan around 4.30pm on October 13 when a black Ford Ranger allegedly pulled up alongside them.
Jack Steven James Brearley, 21, got out of the car and ran toward them, allegedly hitting Cassius with a metal pole, police said.
Cassius suffered serious head injuries, seizures and two strokes, eventually being put into an induced coma before he died on Sunday.
It emerged on Friday that Mr Brearley had been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and theft.
“It is alleged that the man attacked a 13-year-old boy who was with Cassius by hitting him with a metal pole, believed to be the handle of a cart,” the police said in a statement.
“Police will also allege the man stole the boy’s crutches and his cap.”
Mr Brearley will appear at Stirling Gardens Magistrates’ Court on November 9.